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Planning your next trip or epic adventure? Check out these photos from our weeks spent on a self-drive safari in Africa. If you're looking for something wild, adventurous, and unbelievably breathtaking, then you're in the right place. Want to plan your own safari in Africa? If you'd like to see our itinerary and travel route from 3 weeks in Southern Africa, let us know! African Safari Animals Wild animals are an obvious here! Elephants, giraffes, lions, kudu, zebra, water buffalo, hippos, and so many more. There are more animals than you can count, trust me. The Habits of Elephants These incredibly intelligent creatures are mesmerizing to watch. From the way they rest one foot at a time, to the constant power struggles between families, and...

Like most beautiful places, the journey to get there is just as breathtaking as the final destination. Elafonisi was no different. We drove in from Chania on the north side of the island. The road crosses a rugged and scenic mountain, winds through a tunnel barely wide enough for one car, and eventually drops down to a stunning natural landscape. Along the mountainside drive, there are a handful of beautiful villages and towns that you must weave through. Each one offers a quaint cafe or a small shop where you can purchase local honey, olives, and spices. The people are friendly, the views are incredible, and you haven’t even made it to Elafonisi.  Once you pull into the entrance of Elafonisi,...

I took this photo while walking down the Malecón in Havana, Cuba. The sun was setting, I didn’t have my tripod, and there wasn’t much natural light. I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to capture the scene. If you look closely you will see an older gentleman cooking food on his front stoop. Anyone that has been to Cuba can tell you that the locals don’t have much. Their homes are simple, their refrigerators are often bare, and their streets are in a tragically beautiful state of disrepair. Aside from what tangibles they often go without, Cubans are some of the happiest and most ingenious people I’ve ever met. They are warm, welcoming, friendly, and above all, inspiring. This...

The greatest memories are often plucked from unforgettable moments, not particular locations. Sometimes the beauty of a place lies in it’s challenges and unpredictability. When asked to recommend my favorite places, I sometimes struggle to find the words to explain this concept. The idea that sometimes a place is nothing more than a backdrop for something bigger....

We left Tel Aviv at sunrise. Our reservations confirmed that we would spend that evening sleeping in a Palestinian refugee camp. The goal was to get from the sunny coast of Israel to the divided and fought over land of Bethlehem. Regardless of how much planning or research went into the road trip, we would never be prepared for the adventure that lay ahead....

The sun is bright and delicate. The early morning shades of gold and yellow flow through the window and flood our entire room. The breeze is crisp and lingering, the kind that tickles your arms and tightens the skin on your face. The sound of birds chirping, the smell of bloomed flowers, and a tinge of salt water float into the room reminding me that I am near the beach. The air is warm. The constant breeze is a welcome break from yesterday’s stagnant heat. I am lying on top of the faded blue and gold sheets of our queen size bed. It’s 6:45 in the morning. I am waking up in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. The pages of my journal lift...

We ended up here by complete accident. Our route from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City was closed, turning what was supposed to be a leisurely 5 hour drive into a winding and mountainous 10 hour adventure. A last-second detour prevented any thoughts of preplanning our new route. There was no mental preparation for possible obstacles or time to contemplate the best way for us to navigate the backroads through small mountain towns. After a much needed pep talk, we drove deeper into the desert. To add the necessary elements of drama to this story, all four of us were running on four hours of sleep. We were hungry, thirsty, and needed to use the restroom. To make the situation even more...




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